Get Rid Of Acne Fast Overnight

Helen asks…

How do I get rid of body acne fast?

I’ve had body acne for a while now and its really starting to irritates me. I have it a ton on my right shoulder and some on my left shoulder and a little bit down my back. I have a few big red ones, but most of them are smaller and more maroon-ish. I’ve been washing my back with PanOxyl because my doctor said that I should find a good body wash with Benzoyl Peroxide in it. I’ve been using it for about three weeks and not much has happened. I also tried spot treating it overnight but that hasn’t done much either. I really want to get rid of my shoulder and back acne FAST because everyone in my grade is going to the beach and I want to go but obviously I’d have to take my shirt off and if you have body acne in middle school, you get judged. I don’t want to wear a swim shirt, either, because when you wear those people assume it’s because your fat. I work hard not to be but I can’t get these freaking pimples to go away! Help!

admin answers:

Drink a lot water. Your body is missing something. Probably vitamins, try buying vitamin B pills, drink one in the moring and one before sleep. Stop wearing tight shirts, something is iritating your back.
Wash your back very often, and you should see the results very quickly. Best of luck.

George asks…

How do i get rid of acne fast?

I have acne on ym forehead and chin. They are not sore pimples. I need something that won’t cost me anything. Any tips? Or step by step by step instructions? I really want it to go away! Please help me!

admin answers:

Spots/pimples are defined as raised red bumps.
I’ve treated hundreds of patients who are worried about colour, size and duration of pimples, and I can tell you now that acne will not go away in a day or two. There is NO QUICK FIX. It won’t just go away by itself. Acne is caused by a rise in androgen hormones (primarily testosterone) and this obviously occurs in adolescents going through puberty. These androgen hormones tell your sebaceous glands how much oil to produce, and too many hormones give too many signals for more and more oil. Thus, your oil glands grow bigger in order to accommodate for the ‘more oil’ command. Obviously, excess oil then mixes with dead skin cells and bacteria to clog up your pores.

So my advice is topical antibiotic such as duac WITH retinoids containing adapalene AND of course, an antibiotic, doxy or minocycline. That’s if you want to kill it as quickly as possible (6-12 weeks unfortunately). Antibiotics are obviously for more severe acne so it’s really up to you whether you think your acne is severe or not.

For maintaining the occasional single breakouts, here is what i propose.
Pimples are any indication of inflammatory acne. Inflammation is the result of blood vessels and white corpuscles rushing to the site of the pimple to help attack the bacteria we call P.acnes for short.
Now swelling, is a direct result of inflammation. What a lot of people don’t actually know, is that the swelling of a pimple can actually spread acne.
This is because when the skin swells, the pores around the pimple tighten and close up, blocking the sebum’s discharge route.

BP 5% or 10% (benzoyl peroxide) usually is fine for ‘speeding up’ the process of eradicating P.acnes but the trick is to apply ice over the area first IN PREPARATION for the BP. This preparatory technique increases the penetration of BP as well as reducing swelling and inflammation.

Let me explain.
I’m sure you know that inflammation and swelling from sports injuries are dealt with ice.
The principle is the same here.
By applying ice on for 1 minute before applying BP, then another ten minutes with the BP on,
you slow the rate that blood vessels/white corpuscles rush to the site of the pimple.
Thus, the redness, inflammation and swelling is reduced.
Now, patients often say to me, ‘”But doesn’t that mean less WBC (white blood cells) are rushing to the site to kill the P.acnes bacteria?”
That question is absolutely right. Yes, less WBC are rushing to the site.

HOWEVER, this is only temporary for as long as the ice is applied. The upside of this is that a new rush of WBC and red blood cells rush in AFTERWARDS to rewarm the area. They do so gradually so that there is no sudden new inflammation.

Here is the explanation more simply:
Swelling of the pimple closes surrounding pores and spreads the condition.
Ice reduces inflammation and swelling.
Therefore, ice open pores around and on the pimple.
BP can penetrate deeper through open pores.

Secondly, miracle healings don’t happen overnight.I always believe benzoyl peroxide is never enough because most doctors give BP as a spot treatment just for the pimple. The thing is that more pimples come up around the place and in places never seen before because those areas are not treated.
I usually recommend my patients with retinoids containing adapalene, but it’s up to you really.
Last point. All the bullshit you hear about tea tree oil, lemon juice, toothpaste, vitamin e oil, etc. Helping you? USELESS. As a dermatologist, I’ve worked for over 10 years and the evidence for these ‘home remedies’ is absolutely crap. Please don’t waste your time with these. To get to the problem of acne, you can’t just spot-treat pimples with these things, acne is caused by overactive sebaceous glands from excessive androgen hormones, dead skin cells and clogged pores. It’s a complex process and there is no quick fix. Sorry, but the truth is sometimes ugly to hear. I always want to tell my patients the ugly truth. THERE IS NO QUICK FIX. It’s an ugly truth, but it’s the truth nonetheless.

EXERCISE and DIET – I always say that healthy skin comes from having a healthy body
With regards to exercise, I always tell my patients that 30 mins a day for 4-5 days a week is enough. Exercise produces sweat which is anti-bacterial and cleans out toxins. But just in general, exercise (and a good diet) do SO MUCH MORE beyond superficial acne and pimples. If you don’t do exercise for your acne, do it for your body and your life.

Sometimes my patients think diet causes acne. NO! Diet does not cause acne. It indirectly causes acne. I’d rather not go through some of the more complexities as it gets quite difficult to understand. In general, top diet tips I always tell my patients is to take in lots of omega-3, esp. From fish and linseeds. If I put it simply, omega-3 = good prostaglandins = strong liver = liver is able to detoxify any excess androgen hormones quickly = less/no acne

Charles asks…

How can i get rid of my acne fast?

First of all my acne isn’t the type that’s red and inflamed and set in the skin, it’s more just like when you get the occasional spot but lots of them, and they’re mostly really big and red and then they turn to white heads.

Is there a way to kind of calm it down a little?

admin answers:

There’s no may to make them vanish overnight but to stop them reoccuring, here’s a tip…

Turn your pillow case over every night, horizontally one night, vertically the next. That way, you are less likely to press your face against the oils you rubbed off on it a previous night. Make sure you change your pillow case at least once a week too.

And touch your face as little as possible. Don’t even wash it unless you really have to. Letting water flow over it when you take a shower is fine, but don’t scrub/rub your face and only dry by lightly dabbing with a clean towel (tissue may be a safer bet).

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